Properties owned or administered by Jersey Property Holdings (FOI)
Properties owned or administered by Jersey Property Holdings (FOI)Produced by the Bailiff's Chamber
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 11 January 2021.
Prepared internally, no external costs.
Can you pleased supply a list of all States owned properties (all properties - building or land assets) which come under the remit of either Jersey Property Holdings (JPH) or The States of Jersey Development Company (JDC), and list which company administers control on all such properties?
Can you please provide a list of which properties are currently earmarked for disposal in the coming year?
Can you please provide a complete list of properties which have been disposed of in the last five years, the buyers details and the sale price achieved?
Can you please provide information on how these properties are disposed of, where they are advertised and so on?
Can you please provide information on properties which have been transferred from Jersey Property Holdings to the JDC during the last five years?
Can you please provide a list of any properties which have been transferred from Jersey Property Holdings to Andium during the last five years?
The attached spreadsheet details the 174 sites that come under the exclusive and specific remit of Jersey Property Holdings (JPH).
174 Freehold Properties with JPH as at 23 December 2020
JPH provide maintenance for properties and land assets which are under the direct control of other sections. For example, JPH carries out the maintenance of the school sites, however, these sites are controlled by the Children Young People Education and Skills department, therefore, these have not been included on the list.
Please be advised that the Government of Jersey does not hold a property list for the Jersey Development Company and you may wish to send your request in writing to the at:
Dialogue House, First Floor, 2-6 Anley Street, St Helier, JE2 3QE
The information you have requested is partially exempt under Article 23 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 because the information is already accessible to you on www.gov.je within a previous Freedom of Information (FOI) response linked below.
Government owned properties (FOI)
The properties identified for disposal in the previous FOI, along with the properties set out below, are expected to progress towards completion during the next 18 months.
This may not be an exhaustive list as the Public is approached from time to time by third-parties to seek to acquire land in Public ownership. Some of the identified properties listed will be transferred to the Jersey Development Company and / or Andium Homes Limited as directed by the Regeneration Steering Group. The remainder will be marketed through an appointed agent in due course.
The attached spreadsheet details the 40 properties which have been disposed of over the past five years.
All 40 Disposals Over Past five Years as at 23 December 2020
All Royal Court property contracts are available to view at the Public Registry, therefore, any further sale information is exempt under Article 23 (available by other means) of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011.
The notes on the property disposal spreadsheet explain the nature of the 40 sales.
Professionally qualified officers within JPH determine the most appropriate process for disposal by taking into consideration several factors:
sales to a single interested party, such as the sale of freehold interests to incumbent leaseholders in accordance with approved policy
disposals to Government of Jersey (GOJ) interests such as Andium Homes and States of Jersey Development Company in accordance with approved policy
other ‘special purchaser’ requirements, such as sale to an adjacent landowner, where public marketing is inappropriate
All disposals are recommended to the relevant Minister / Assistant Minister by JPH as the body established by the GOJ to manage land and buildings owned by the Public of Jersey.
The States Assembly are advised by report of any Minister approved disposals in accordance with the States Standing order 168 (3).
No properties under the remit of JPH have been transferred to the Jersey Development Company in the past five years.
The following two properties have been transferred to Andium Homes Limited within the last five years and are shown in bold on the disposal spreadsheet.
Article 23 Information accessible to applicant by other means
(1) Information is absolutely exempt information if it is reasonably available to the applicant, otherwise than under this Law, whether or not free of charge.
(2) A scheduled public authority that refuses an application for information on this ground must make reasonable efforts to inform the applicant where the applicant may obtain the information.
The Public Registry is available at Judicial Greffe, Royal Court House, Royal Square, St. Helier, JE1 1JG or at Jersey Archive, Clarence Road, St Helier, JE2 4JY. The Public Registry can be searched by anybody for free or public registry staff can perform searches for a fee. Details of office hours and any fees may be found on the following web page on the www.gov.je site:
Public Registry services, fees and Stamp Duty
Standing orders of the States of Jersey